Weekly Police Blotter Sept 17-23, 2018

TOWN OF DUCK POLICE DEPARTMENT

1259 DUCK ROAD ● DUCK, NORTH CAROLINA 27949

(252) 261-1112 ● FAX (252) 261-2108

policeinfo@townofduck.com

 

Weekly Police Blotter

Sept 17, 2018 – Sept 23, 2018

Total Calls for Service: 210

 

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 3 traffic enforcement actions during the week.

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 92 business checks were made. No unsecured doors were found.
  • 4 extra patrol checks were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Drunk and Disruptive (Duck Rd)

Two intoxicated local patrons refused to pay their tab. Both became belligerent towards the wait staff and bartender and were asked to leave. Officers were called to assist when they refused to pay. When officers arrived, the patrons paid their tab and were permanently trespassed from the establishment.

  • Fraud (Jay Crest Dr)

A counterfeit $20 bill was used in a Facebook Marketplace transaction. The suspects were described as a white male is his late 50’s and a white female in her mid to late 40’s both wearing a ball cap. They made arrangements to pick up a distressed cabinet through an online deal. One of the bills used to pay in the transaction was counterfeit, but the victim did not detect the deception until the suspects had left.

  • Drowning (Acorn Oak Area)

A 35-year-old male swimming in the area of Acorn Oak Drive was swept off the sandbar into a strong rip current. A surfer in the area attempted to assist the victim but was unable to hold onto him due to heavy surf conditions. The deceased victim was located the morning of September 24th.

  • Fraud (Duck Rd)

A scammer pretending to be calling from Dare County Sheriff’s Office contacted the victim by phone and told him he had missed Grand Jury and had to pay a penalty to avoid being arrested. He was told to get a Green Dot Card for $2000 and a prepaid credit card for $970 and call back with the numbers.

  • Arrest/Discharge of Firearm (Speckle Trout)

A 26-year-old male was arrested after gunshots were heard by officers on Speckle Trout Drive.  The suspect fired seven shells from his shotgun in the air and into the ground.  The male was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative.

Traffic Crashes

No traffic crashes to report.